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Topic: Collage on canvas not going well. Help!  (Read 820 times)
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« on: February 22, 2011 05:23:57 PM »

Hi, I'm pretty new here and I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right forum...

I would like to make some collages on canvas for my kids' rooms but I have NO idea what I'm doing.  Can someone talk me through?  I am using book jackets from favorite books.  I intend to paint the canvases first with acrylic, then affix the paper.  I'm not sure what to use as an adhesive.  I want it to look "finished".  Is there some sort of top coat I can apply? I'm so nervous... Cheesy

Thanks so much for your help!
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011 01:10:30 AM »

I think Mod Podge would work well. It is used for decoupage, it's a glue varnish. Any craft store should carry it, and it comes in a variety of finishes (glossy, matte, sparkly).
You would paint a layer of it on top of the acrylic paint to glue the paper on the canvas and then apply a few more layers (let it dry well between applications) to finish it.
Just google it for more information :-)
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011 06:27:57 AM »

Thank you!  I'll look into Modge Podge today!
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011 06:18:18 PM »

I got some MOD Podge ( Embarrassed) and started pasting.  I'm having a hard time keeping the book covers from curling up at the edges.  It looks...not good.  Any tips?
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011 12:45:01 PM »

That can be a problem with wet adhesives. I would suggest trying a spray adhesive.

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